November 2012 Podcast Notes

November 2012 Podcast Notes

This month, give thanks for your family by digitizing your documents and photos. Learn tricks for scanning old pictures, discover how Facebook can house your history, and get the details on digital photography essentials. 

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In this episode:

Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa’s newest book is available at Family Tree Shop: Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse

News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider Diane Haddad

Diane shares what’s new in the world of genealogy, including’s big time buyer.


Top Tips: Scanning Secrets and Preserving Photos

When it comes to digitizing your family history, scanning old family photos is one of the first things that comes to mind. In this episode, the Family Curator Denise May Levenick is here to give us some scanning advice from her new book How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn How to Preserve Family Photos, Memorabilia, & Genealogy Records, available in our online store.

Denise Levenick




101 Best Websites: Family History on Facebook

These days, like it or not, Facebook is one of the most common digital homes for our family history and photos. In the 101 Best Websites segment, Tyler Moss, online editor of for Family Tree Magazine, is here to talk about this new phenomenon.

Tyler Moss


Family Tree University: Digital Photography Essentials

Photography is an essential tool for genealogists—not only for capturing current family memories, but also for preserving old documents and heirlooms. Family Tree University’s Digital Photography Essentials course will help you master the basics of using digital cameras, photo editing software and scanners in your genealogy work. Tyler Moss provides tips from the class.

The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

In this episode Allison recommends the following resources:

Have fun climbing your family tree!

Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems and Genealogy: Family History Made Easy podcasts in iTunes and visit her website for great research ideas, podcast episodes and videos.